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“playing tourist” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cape Blanco Lighthouse

Cape Blanco Lighthouse
Cape Blanco Road, Port Orford, OR
541-756-0100
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Port Orford
Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks
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Bandon, Oregon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“playing tourist”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

we took friends out to visit the lighthouse and realized we had never gone there before!

Visited May 2011
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Bend, Oregon
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Windy?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

Windy is just not the right word more like hurricane! Stayed in the car since we almost couldn't get the doors open to get out. So cool,a little scarry but a great memory now. The surf was amazing too.

Visited March 2012
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Seattle
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“Closed up shop”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2012

This is the disadvantage of touring in the winter. Many of the attractions are closed or on very limited hours. We drove out to the light but it is locked up tight and we couldn't even walk the grounds without trespassing, so we admired it from the gate and drove back to the State Park beach access. I visited this light in January of 1987 so I was looking forward to the reunion. Back in those days there was no locked gate and fence around the lighthouse. I drove out on a stormy day and was almost blown off my feet.

Visited January 2012
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Portland, Oregon
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65 reviews 65 reviews
34 attraction reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“A Great Windy Adventure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

I adore visiting the Cape Blanco Lighthouse. It is one of the prettiest lighthouses in the world and is Oregon's westernmost point. The Fresnels lens are particularly beautiful, as is the view. It is a lot of fun to go out in a storm and try to stand up in the wind. Of course, it is also fun to watch for whales during fair whether as well.

Visited December 2011
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Grants Pass, Oregon
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Spectacular And Experience Nature's Elements!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

Oh my gosh! I now know why this magnificant lighthouse was so important to seafaring travellers. It is one of the more spectacular panoramic views of the seascape....but man....the weather and wind can be fierce at times! And don't forget to stop at the old homestead on the way in and buy some of their special huckleberry or marionberry jam!

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